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November 28, 2023
Episode 110: Dehydroepiandrosterone = DHEA – John Travis

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DHEA – John Travis

One of the ingredients that has grown in popularity in the Dietary Supplement industry is DHEA, short for Dehydroepiandrosterone. To learn more about this ingredient, we talk with John Travis from NSF. John is the Technical Manager at NSF and has more than 25 years of experience in analyzing dietary supplements. His expertise in the analysis of dietary supplements for ingredients prohibited by anti-doping organizations was instrumental in developing screening methods for NSF’s Certified for Sport® program, a program that analyzes and detects potentially harmful substances, contaminants and emerging drugs in dietary supplements.


We talk to John about what DHEA is, how it functions in the body, its use in supplements and why the product is banned by anti-doping agencies. We talk about the reasons people take DHEA products including anti-aging, muscle development, sexual function and other medical conditions. This episode will look at potential side effects and the need for more research in this area, while discussing the future of DHEA and the supplement industry as a whole. Thanks to John for his time and for NSF Certified for Sport for their support. Topics like this is why it is so important to only purchase and take products that have been third party tested!   

Resource Definitions and Links:

-NSF Certified for Sport: https://www.nsfsport.com/

-DSHEA Act: https://ods.od.nih.gov/About/DSHEA_Wording.aspx  

-NSF Certified for Sport ALL ME Podcast: https://allme.libsyn.com/s01-e16-nsf-certified-for-sport-program-brian-jordan 

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